Opinion on Strangles Vaccine
We just had a barn about an hour away from have confirmed cases of strangles. Normally wouldn't bother me but I have an onsite tack shop, no one from that barn has came here but that means very little. Most people don't show up in barn clothes either.
But I've heard bad things about vaccine for strangles, one local vet wants to give it too all his patients, I use another vet and she hasn't mentioned about getting it. Is it worth the risk, is there really a risk? My horse stays on site, and I wash boots, clothes if I've been to another barn or farm, since losing my first horse I'm careful of those things. But with other people coming to the property is that a risk? Also my horse has had reactions to other medications and vaccines, from simple swelling to difficult breathing and sever edema, so extra's always put me on edge.
She is 15 years old and has been shown and traveled before I got her 3 years ago, if it makes a difference.
I plan on getting a hold of my vet tomorrow once she's back at the office in my area (she works at two different offices as a small animal vet too), and ask but of course I'm over thinking it now.